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Sixth China-Japan-US Trilateral Symposium on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering


Sixth China-Japan-US Trilateral Symposium on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering
October 23 - 27, 2012
Chengdu, China


The first China·Japan Symposium on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering was held in 1990 at Beijing, China on the cooperative research between CRIBC (CenlTal Research Institute of Building and Construction) and Kobe University in Japan containing wider researchers and engineers in China and Japan who were interested in Lifeline Earthquake Engineering.  The second Symposium as a tri-lateral symposium or China·Japan and US joint program was held in 1994 at Xi'an, China under the official US-China protocol program on cooperative earthquake engineering studies. The third, the fourth and the fifth Symposiums were held in 1998 at Kunming, in 2002 at Qingdao, and in 2007 at Haikou China, respectively. 

The sixth Symposium will be held in Chengdu, China on the topic of Seismic Risk Management of Lifelines under lessons from recent huge earthquakes such as 2008 Wenchuan, 2009 Indonesia, 2010 Haiti, Chile and New Zealand, and 2011 Japan. It will take place in Chengdu in recognition of the Wenchuan earthquake that struck Chengdu in 2008.



The objective of the Symposium is to provide a forum for Chinese, Japanese and US professional lifeline engineers and researchers, for mutual exchange or recent results of main investigations on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering, including buried pipeline, bridge, road and railway systems, etc.   Recent severe earthquakes caused not only the direct community

losses of damaged li feline facilities, but also the indirect loss caused by the interruption of lifeline function. Seismic resilience is thus very imponant issue to reduce community impacts and the physical and functional damages related to lifelines. The issue of seismic resilience for lifelines will be emphasized in the Sixth Symposium.


Call for Papers

Please send us a one-page abstract of your presentation written in English including Author's name, address, telephone, fax and E-mail to the corresponding persons given below. The abstract is
due May 31 st, 2012. The general guidelines for preparation of the papers will be provided in the second circular. Papers should be send to one of the following email addresses: 

Dr. Zhao Xu

Prof. Masakatsu Miyajima 

Dr. Craig Davis

Important Dates
Call for abstracts: March 31, 2012
Deadline to receive the abstracts: May 31, 2012 
Abstract acceptation notification: June 30, 2012
Deadline to receive the papers: July 3, 2012
Paper acceptation notification: August 31, 2012
Symposium: October 23 - 27, 2012